Like Bunnies by Cindy Spencer Pape
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism, toys
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Star Holiday never paid much attention to her father’s claims that their family was descended from the Celtic spirits of the seasons—and she certainly never expected to turn into a rabbit every time she stepped foot outside her family’s cabin on the weekend of the spring equinox. Now all she can do is stay holed up with her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend, Theo Morgan, until the magic goes away.
Or maybe the magic is just beginning as the former lovers have time alone to rekindle old passions and even ignite some new ones.
What happens on a mountain on the pagan Easter holiday stays on the mountain...doesn’t it?
You’d better read Like Bunnies to find out more.
I’ve not read much by Cindy Spencer Pape, but I’ve heard great things from my friends. They weren’t kidding. This story had me from page one and kept me right in my seat through the end. The twists and turns aren’t what I expected and that made this one even more memorable. I loved the parallels to the pagan holiday and want to read more about this family.
Star is a hilarious heroine. She doesn’t even realize her own powers and that she can shift. But not just into something ferocious...she’s a bunny. The rumor about bunnies holds true here and it is hot. I liked how Star came into her own through the story, not only about her powers, but her sexuality and it’s good to see.
Theo could get all powerful and alpha when he sees she’s hurt. He does, but he’s also got a soft side that reined me in. He’s skeptical about her. Who wouldn’t be? But the love he feels for her-—that he’s always felt—-helps him decide what he wants. When he and Star get together, prepare for steam. Not only did I feel the heat from their lovemaking, but the passion and devotion as well.
I know this is a short story and that’s fine. It’s a hot little piece for a cool spring evening. If you like stories that will make you laugh, smile, and sigh, then you need to read Like Bunnies. I give this story 4.5 cherries.